Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We are a club run by volunteers and one of our core principles is to make the club as open and accessible to all. We are a welcoming club and so whatever your disability, preferences or orientation we look to welcome you into the club.

There are limitations as paddlesport requires a level of ability including being able to swim and so there will be limits on what we as a club can do to help anyone with visible or invisible disabilities. What we do is try to do is to work with you to adapt to your circumstances.

We are affiliated to British Canoeing and below is their statement on equality, diversity and inclusion.

British Canoeing is committed to ensuring everyone is able to access and enjoy paddlesports, regardless of their identity, background or circumstances, whether they wish to paddle recreationally, represent their Country on the world stage, or give back to the community through coaching or volunteering.

We are a stronger paddlesport community when #WePaddleTogether, which is why, as an organisation, we are committed to ongoing work to create equal access to paddlesport, championing diversity in all paddling spheres, and creating inclusive paddling settings for all.

British Canoeing is delighted to publish #WePaddleTogether – a Strategy for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion that outlines the actions we will be taking to drive forward our inclusion agenda across the organisation, and how we will take steps to embed good practice across all of our delivery.

For more information, please go to: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/about/equality-diversity-and-inclusion

To see our SPS & BC Equality Policy Statement V2-1 go to: https://www.shropshirepaddlesport.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/SPS-BC-Equity-Policy-Statement-V2-1.pdf